Supplements for Lower Back Pain

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  • Nancy Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 125 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Tucson. AZ
    16
    Nov2020
    • Injury Status Cured
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Not at all
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Not at all
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Never
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Not at all
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? No pain
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Marital Status Married
    • Employment Status Retired
    • Tobacco Use No, quit over 5 years ago
    • Alcohol Use None
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Insomnia
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis)
    • Pain areas Right shoulder front

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Postural Modifications, Strengthening Exercises, Home Exercise Program, Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
      Not Improved
      Chiropractor, Walking/Hiking, Physical Therapy, Ice, Supplements, Massage, Stretching, Acupuncture, Rest, Prolotherapy

    Of all the things I have tried, the Gokhale Method has been the most effective.


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  • Anita Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 160 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Madison, WI
    23
    Aug2020
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Somewhat
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Not at all
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Rarely
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? A little bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Marital Status Divorced
    • Employment Status Retired
    • Tobacco Use No
    • Alcohol Use Moderate
    • Pain level (1-10) 2
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Knee-pain
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Scoliosis, Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy)
    • Pain areas Right knee front, Lower back middle, Neck left side, Lower back left

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Pilates, Walking/Hiking, Gokhale Method, Postural Modifications, Yoga, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Rest, Massage, Ice, Physical Therapy, Home Exercise Program

    I also engage in gardening, hiking, snowshoeing, knitting, sewing, reading. I used to be much more active with swimming, aerobics, etc when I was much younger.

    I have had back issues for 40 years, that manifested when I was building a log home with my ex, but the recent issue some 6+ months ago was the most severe.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 142 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • Verona WI
    20
    Aug2020
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? A little bit
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Not at all
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Never
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Not at all
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Mild
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Not at all
    • Marital Status Single
    • Employment Status Retired
    • Tobacco Use No
    • Alcohol Use Rare
    • Pain level (1-10) 3
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Scoliosis
    • Pain areas  Lower back middle, Lower back right, Lower back left

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Improved
      Chiropractor, Stretching, Supplements, Walking/Hiking
      Not Improved
      Supportive Shoes

    Between the Gokhale method and chiropractic, I'm also reversing other troublesome over-curvatures: sway-back and the hunching I was starting to have in my upper back. I've reversed a small bit of height loss too.


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  • Cynthia Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 125 lbs
    • 5' 9"
    • Moreno Valley CA
    30
    Apr2020
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? A little bit
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Not at all
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Rarely
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Not at all
    • Chronicity 4 - 6 Months
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Marital Status Married
    • Employment Status Retired
    • Tobacco Use No
    • Alcohol Use None
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Pain areas